Father of Lies by Ann Turner

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Truth or Lies?

Lidda knew, with a clarity that was like a candle in a dark room, that all had changed; something was loosed in the village—Devil or not—and they would pay for it, every last man, woman, and child.

Fourteen-year-old Lidda has always known she was different. She longs to escape Salem Village and its stifling rules—to be free to dance, to sing, to live as she chooses. But when a plague of accusations descends on the village and witch fever erupts, L idda begins to realize that she feels and sees things that others can't, or won't. But how will she expose the truth without being hung as a witch herself?

Gripping and emotional, Ann Turner's retelling of the Salem witch trials captures one girl's brave soul-searching amidst a backdrop of fear and blame.

 

About Ann Turner

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Turner lives with her husband, Richard, and their two children, Benjamin and Charlotte. Wendell Minor is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of Wendell Minor is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of picture books, including his own "Yankee Doodle America", Ropicture books, including his own "Yankee Doodle America", Robert Burleigh's "Into the Woods", and "Reaching for the Moonbert Burleigh's "Into the Woods", and "Reaching for the Moon", written by Buzz Aldrin. Mr. Minor's work can be found in ", written by Buzz Aldrin. Mr. Minor's work can be found in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Eric Cthe permanent collections of such institutions as the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Library of Congress.arle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Library of Congress. He lives with his wife, Florence, in Washington, Connecticu He lives with his wife, Florence, in Washington, Connecticut. Visit Wendell Minor at www.minorart.com. t. Visit Wendell Minor at www.minorart.com.
 
Published February 8, 2011 by HarperTeen. 247 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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Salem Village is a vividly cold and scary place, her neighbors a constant threat as 14-year-old Lidda struggles to silence the seductive, sometimes frightening voice that dominates her thoughts.

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